How does that saying go, “pink to make the boys wink” or something like that? Hmmm, well, personally, I’ve never been a fan of anything remotely “rose” in the fashion department because I’ve always been convinced that it doesn’t suit me. However, after years of wearing sober neutrals, I suddenly find myself drawn to hitherto unknown hues including playfully provocative words like Naked, Blush or Peachy Peach. A slow transformation is underway and I actually think it’s positive.
The same is true in kids’ design. As is often the case, catwalk colours gradually pervade the home interiors world, and I am warming to all the soft decorative accessories that I am seeing everywhere right now.
Inspired by the happy, upbeat kid’s room above, and with Christmas shopping in mind, today I thought I’d share a few favorite pink finds for little and big ones alike. Let’s forget the gender stereotypes, embrace some gentleness and hopefully be pleasantly surprised!
Cat with Dog Wool Blanket for 85 EUR from Rafa Kids
Rafa Kids choose their children’s bedding very carefully, always selecting original, stylish textiles like this beautiful new Finnish wool blanket designed by Japanese artist Makoto Kogoshima. Measuring 130 x 180 cm, with a stunning cat and dog motif in pink and grey, this functional and decorative blanket has a special heirloom quality that I love.
Rose in April Star Storage Baskets from Molly Meg (price from 19 EUR)
As we’ve already seen, soft pink goes so well with grey. UK kids’ design shop Molly Meg has added lots of new items to its website recently and I have fallen for these sweet, storage baskets by Rose in April. Modern, versatile and durable, they come in three different sizes and will come in handy for storing all those Christmas presents Santa will be bringing soon!
Shy Siri Print for 11 EUR from Britt Marie Oskarsson
A longtime favorite Swedish artist of mine, Britt Marie Oskarsson, has a unique, naive illustrative style. Her childlike artwork is perfect for decorating a nursery or little one’s room. This endearing digital print measures 14.3 x 20.2 cm and is also available with a white background.
Screenprinted 100% Cotton Cushion by Durch Duo
If you’re like me and like to go off the beaten path to find unique products for your home, Czech design team Durch Duo makes some really beautiful screenprinted cushions, clocks, wall stickers and decorative accessories. Their soft pink cushion would add a lovely touch of colour and visual poetry to any room. Follow them on Facebook and check out their shop on FLER here.
Decorative Squirrel Cushion for 43.08 EUR by Mooncake, Nordic Design Collective
Lovers of more vibrant shades will perhaps be tempted by this striking screenprinted squirrel pillow from Finland. Scatter a few on a sofa, on your child’s bed or on a chair to create a playful pink accent, or alternatively use it as a plush.
Top Image: Pink for girls and blue for boys – nah! Check out all the photographs of this original child’s room designed by Projekt-I in Poland. I love the wall covered in house shelves and those spots – fun!